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Grateful Dead Live at Field House - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on 1978-05-07




Set 1

Jack Straw
Dire Wolf
Mexicali Blues ->
Mama Tried
Tennessee Jed
It's All Over Now
Friend Of The Devil
Passenger
Brown Eyed Women
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2

Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
Estimated Prophet ->
He's Gone ->
Drums ->
Iko Iko ->
The Other One ->
Black Peter ->
Around And Around

Encore
U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Field House - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Location Troy, NY

Source Audience FOB Recording. Nakamichi CM300's > Sony 158SD > MAC
Lineage MAC > Nakamichi DR-1 > Benchmark ADC-1 > AES > Sound Devices 722 > wav
Taped by Barry Glassberg
Transferred by A. Egert and D. McCabe

Notes

Patches:
*d1t01 "Tuning" from gd78-05-07.sony.vernon.8763.sbeok.shnf
** first 1min 13sec of d1t02 "Jack Straw" patched at from gd78-05-07.sony.vernon.8763.sbeok.shnf, I used a long 5 sec crossfade between the two sources.

Reviews

Reviewer: timewarpwiretap - - May 7, 2014
Subject: TDIH
Seems May is the time to find winners on shows on this day in history link. They had the sound system dialed for this venue. Excellent recording.
This aud would be a nice part of a matrix.
Reviewer: aiko-aiko-all-day - - July 27, 2013
Subject: RPI and GRATEFUL DEAD
Show was fantastic, will never forget this show. One of the best shows I attended
Reviewer: Mohawk Nation - - December 11, 2010
Subject: Hot & Steamy
Mighty hot inside the RPI Fieldhouse this day. 9000 kids stuffed inside with no air conditioning. When the lights went out for the 2nd set the crowd rushed the stage where we were standing. My buddy passed out and hit the floor and I had to drag him out to the soundboard area to get some air. Great show - Hell's Angels banging on everything in sight during the drum break. Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Music Never stopped, Friend of the Devil and Iko Iko sound terrific here.
Reviewer: thebone - - March 27, 2010
Subject: RPI Ranking #1
As always, Barry G. provides a wonderful, classic recording for the AUD lovers.

This show is fantastic from start to finish. '78 generally seems to be accorded less dignity than some other years, but there were tons of great shows that year. Not saying it equals '77, but still underrated.

Highlights include FOTD, Music, Scarlet>Fire and He's Gone. Also, Black Peter is killer. Most of the song is at a pretty mellow and languid pace, which is to be expected, but at the end after the final verse Jerry rips off a killer solo for maybe the last 2-3 minutes. Stunning...
Reviewer: boscomorgan - - July 8, 2008
Subject: AN AWFUL LOT OF ENERGY HERE
I HAVE LISTENED TO THIS SHOW FOR THE LAST 28 YEARS AND STILL CANNOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT.IT JUST TAKES ME BACK TO 1978 WHEN IT WAS STILL ''OUR THING''. NO HASSLE FOR TICKETS,FOR THE MOST PART NO HASSLE FROM THE LOCAL POLICE.IT WAS JUST OUR LITTLE PARTY,JUST ADD LIQUID AND LISTEN TO THE MUSIC PLAY.ON THIS NIGHT THE BOY'S SENT US AWAY WITH BIG SMILES,AND LIKE I SAID I STILL CANNOT FIND A FAULTY NOTE.
Reviewer: SomeDarkHollow - - May 7, 2008
Subject: Mr. Glassberg and the MOTB Crew Strike Again
Wow. No less than 5 stars for the sound quality here. Great, great work. Crystal clear with just enough audience to give you that extra emotional punch not found on most SBD's. The show itself is about a 4 star show. First set is fantastic, with the boys really firing on all cylinders and obviously having a good time. Second set dips a bit, with a seeming downshift into a mellower gear. Still excellent playing, no doubt, just a little more deliberate and delicate (the Estimated transition into He's Gone is really nice). The one glaring drawback that I must mention as purely a warning is what happens during the Scarlet transition jam. Donna has some "interesting" moments. Don't want to upset any of her supporters, but this one is really, really hard to take. Listen and you'll know what I mean. All in all, I wish I could give it a 4.5 star rating. Thanks again for the excellent work on the source here, tremendous stuff.
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